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 May 21, 2012  Posted by  Wait! There's More

Where should you direct that young man or woman home from college and now ensconced in your basement to look for work that will pay the bills and make him or her happy? Try St. Louis, which was ranked the best city for job-seeking graduates to seek work, according to Forbes.

The business magazine analyzed date from, which looked at data submitted by people in entry-level jobs. Factors ranged from relationships with co-workers to work environment to opportunities for advancement as well as pay. The website calculated the average “cost-of-living-adjusted salary,” taking into account the median pay for new graduates and the cost of living.

Forbes took the data and compiled its list of “The 10 Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads.”

And the winners (with their cost-of-living adjusted salary):

What do you think of that list? Once you’ve given all the rest of your sage advice to the young people you know, would you suggest they relocate? If you’re a new graduate looking for work, would you consider one of these cities? How do you think your hometown stacks up for entry-level college grads to find work?

Teresa Mears

Teresa Mears is a website publisher, writer, blogger and editor who was raised to be frugal. In her 35 years as a journalist, she has written for papers ranging in size from the weekly Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times. She was an editor for the Miami Herald for more than 17 years, overseeing coverage of home, real estate, family and other subjects. She has also been a contributor to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News and other publications. When she’s not writing about Florida deals, she writes and edits for MSN Money and does the Listed blog for MSN Real Estate. Teresa owns and operates Miami On The CheapFlorida On The CheapFort Lauderdale On The CheapPalm Beach On The CheapOrlando On The Cheap, Florida Keys On the Cheap and Jacksonville On The Cheap, as well as Baltimore on the Cheap and Washington, D.C., on the Cheap.

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